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[per beuter’s agency.] ConsolsLondon, April 6. Consols have advanced to New Zealand securities are unchanged. Wheat. Adelaide wheat has advanced is per quarter, and to-day is quoted at 51s, ex warehouse. New Zealand wheat remains at 46s ex ship, and Adelaide flour at 34s ex warehouse. Terrible Earthquake-

News has been received that an earthquake of a terrible character has been experienced in the island of Ohio, in the /Egean Sea, off the coast of Smyrna, Asia Minor. The results have been most disastrous to life and property, the accounts to hand estimating that fully 500 persons have met with their death. The Difficulty with France.

It now transpires that the conflicts on the Tunisian-Algerian frontier have not, as previously reported, occurred over a former difficulty between England and France as to the disputed right of an English subject to an estate at Enfidd, but have arisen in consequence of the action on the part of France towards the acquisiton of Tunis. The steps which had been taken by the French Government caused much excitement throughout Italy, as tbdy were thought to be directly opposed to Italian interests. The matter has formed the subject of diplomatic correspondence between the French and Italian Governments, and in reply to the latter’s, remonstrance the French Government have " given friendly as-

durances as to its intentions with regard to Tunis. A Flying Squadron. London, April 6. A detached squadron, consisting of Her Majesty’s ships Inconstant, Bacchante (with which are Princes Albei t Victor and George of Wales), Tourmaline, Carysfort, and Cleopatra, under command of Admiral Earl Clanwilliam, which was ordered from its cruise to proceed to Natal for the purpose of landing the brigade for service in the Transvaal, has now received orders to proceed from the Cape to Melbourne. It has not transpired whether the other ports will be visited by the squadron* Affairs in Tunis. Rome, April 6. Signor Cairoli, President of the Council of Ministers, made a statement to-day in the Chamber of Deputies in regard to the state cf affairs in Tunis. In the course of his speech he stated that the French and Italian Governments had arrived at a complete agreement as to the course they would pursue in regard to the Tunisrian question.

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LATEST FROM EUROPE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 314, 8 April 1881

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LATEST FROM EUROPE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 314, 8 April 1881

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